Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Spreader for Snapper 1600


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 farmgineer OFFLINE  

farmgineer

    Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 1031
  • 0 Thanks
  • 21 posts
  • Location: Omemee, Ontario

Posted December 06, 2010 - 03:03 PM

I need an idea for a spreader on my Snapper 1600A (has rear manual lift and live PTO). Maybe there were original accessories but I don't expect to find one. I am thinking of a retrofit. Any ideas for PTO driven? I am also considering ground driven. Any Massey guys have ideas??? My plan is to use it for spreading sand in the winter (for grip during my Christmas Tree selling season) and fertilizer/lime in the spring on the garden.

I am going to look at options at TSC tonight but was hoping someone has some input on what they have.

#2 Klopfenstein MF16 OFFLINE  

Klopfenstein MF16

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 512
  • 1 Thanks
  • 42 posts
  • Location: Troy Ohio

Posted December 06, 2010 - 10:33 PM

Farmgineer,
Sounds like a cool project...
I saw a spreader hooked up with an electric motor for the rotation that utilized a 3pt hitch...it was really neat. Handy also, because it was mounted on the 3pt there was no issues with backing up.

#3 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,338 Thanks
  • 28,646 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted December 06, 2010 - 10:46 PM

Farmgineer,
Sounds like a cool project...
I saw a spreader hooked up with an electric motor for the rotation that utilized a 3pt hitch...it was really neat. Handy also, because it was mounted on the 3pt there was no issues with backing up.

:ditto:
And with the electric motor, you'd have better on/off control vs. the PTO.

#4 farmgineer OFFLINE  

farmgineer

    Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 1031
  • 0 Thanks
  • 21 posts
  • Location: Omemee, Ontario

Posted December 07, 2010 - 10:37 AM

Farmgineer,
Sounds like a cool project...
I saw a spreader hooked up with an electric motor for the rotation that utilized a 3pt hitch...it was really neat. Handy also, because it was mounted on the 3pt there was no issues with backing up.


That is a good idea, I hadn't thought of an electric motor as a drive option. I will keep that in mind for my search.

#5 coldone OFFLINE  

coldone

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 839
  • 1,631 Thanks
  • 1,668 posts
  • Location: Central NC

Posted December 07, 2010 - 04:28 PM

How about one of those cheap automatic deer feeders that is a Five gallon bucket with a spreader motor on the botom?




Top